THAT GOOD OLD RULE OF THIRDS – Marilyn Armstrong

A Photo a Week Challenge: The Rule of Thirds Photography - Garry Armstrong and Marilyn Armstrong The whole point about this rule -- which is not a rule, but a guideline -- is to try to urge photographers to not put everything dead-center of the photograph. Moving things around so that they are off-center make the … Continue reading THAT GOOD OLD RULE OF THIRDS – Marilyn Armstrong

THE RULE OF THIRDS: A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE

A Photo a Week Challenge: Thirds Rule In photography, we are taught many rules and guidelines about composing our images. One of the most basic is the rule of thirds. If you mentally divide your field of vision into thirds, you get the following grid. When viewing images, your eyes tend to naturally go to one of … Continue reading THE RULE OF THIRDS: A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE

CENTERPOINT: CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE

CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK #11 CENTERPOINT (Continued) Some words from Cee: To continue our discussion of the rule of thirds, let’s start by breaking it. Before you can break any rule, you have to understand it enough to be able to break it successfully. One thing you can do to break the rule … Continue reading CENTERPOINT: CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE

NOT THE RULE OF THIRDS – DOWN THE MIDDLE

CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK #11 CENTERPOINT – BREAKING THE RULE OF THIRDS From Cee: This week’s CCY Theme is Centerpoint – Breaking the Rule of Thirds. For this assignment I would like to see at least 4-6 photos of photos taken with the center of your photo being the location of your main subject.  When … Continue reading NOT THE RULE OF THIRDS – DOWN THE MIDDLE

CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF : USING TWO-THIRDS OF THE FRAME

CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK #10 USING 2/3 OF YOUR PHOTO FRAME From Cee: As I promised in last week’s essay about the Rule of Thirds, I’m going to extend that discussion to cover what I call the Magic of Two-Thirds. Instead of putting your subject in one-third of the frame, use two-thirds, leaving the … Continue reading CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF : USING TWO-THIRDS OF THE FRAME

CCY: RULE OF THIRDS – PART I

CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK #9 RULE OF THIRDS INTRODUCTION FROM CEE: For some reason, an off-center picture is more pleasing to us. It looks more natural. We know from the Brain Game tv show that if we stare at something right in the middle of the screen, our peripheral vision diminishes to the … Continue reading CCY: RULE OF THIRDS – PART I

“THE RULE OF THIRDS” ISN’T A RULE

PHOTO CHALLENGE - Rule of Thirds "The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image." No, it isn't. This isn't what the rule of thirds means. That is wrong information. Primitive. Over-simplified. Take a look at this excerpt from the Digital Photograph … Continue reading “THE RULE OF THIRDS” ISN’T A RULE